Asexuality Awareness Week 2016: BDSM & Asexuality

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Hi! I’m Michele, I’m a freelance editor and reviewer here at JLR, and you probably know me online as neverwhere. I’m a biromantic asexual, and to celebrate Ace Awareness Week I’ll be talking about something which is important to me but rarely get to discuss, which is the sadly misunderstood and often ignored world of asexual kink. I’m a domme, but many people don’t know how this is even possible – I hope this blogpost will help clear up some misconceptions about BDSM in general, and perhaps even offer some new ideas about what you might enjoy! Also please do keep in mind that the spectrum for enjoyment is just as varied for aces as for anyone else, so my experiences and preferences may not be the same as others, and although I will try to address everything as inclusively as possible I’m approaching this from a dominant’s perspective, so someone who identifies as a sub might necessarily have a different response. 🙂

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El’s BDSM Book Recs

A couple of days ago I was tagged into a conversation about BDSM romances on twitter. Guys, I love BDSM romances. A lot. So I ended up going on a ridiculously long ramble in a friend’s DMs with my favorite BDSM recs. And then other people chimed in asking me to share those recs!

So here’s my list in no particular order! Hopefully you can find a way to beat the heat this weekend with a nice, kinky romance novel. (I just spent five minutes trying to find a pun about beating and heat and BDSM and… okay, I’ll shut up. Here are some book recs.)

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Blog Tour: Pain Slut, by J.A. Rock (The Subs Club, Book 2)

The blog tour for Pain Slut by J.A. Rock is stopping by today! It’s the second in the “Subs Club” series, and let me tell you… this series is absolutely blowing me away! It’s kinky and hilarious and quirky and fun. If you like a little (okay, a lot) of BDSM with your romance, then this is a series that you absolutely need to check out.

J.A. is joining us today with a very sexy discussion post… talking about what has to be one of the hottest scenes I’ve ever read! And don’t forget to drop a comment on this post for your chance to win books from J.A.’s backlist, and Amazon gift cards!

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About the Subs Club series

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.

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Pain Slut, by J.A. Rock
The Subs Club, Book 2
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (Feb. 1, 2016)
Genre: Gay, M/M, BDSM, Romance

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My Review: If you’re looking for a book with fascinating characters and super hot, kinky sex, you definitely can’t go wrong if J.A. Rock’s name is on the cover. After reading The Subs Club, I had a feeling that this series was going to become one of my all-time favorites, and Pain Slut is definitely confirming that suspicion! (Full review here4-5-of-5)

PainSlut_600x900Honestly, I’m ready to take a step back from the Subs Club. Making the kink world a safer place for subs is the sort of bandwagon I’d have boarded as an idealist in my early twenties, but now I’m a pragmatist in my late twenties. I prefer to focus on adopting and raising a child.

But unexpected factors inevitably derail my plans. Like Drix Seger—attractive and the first genuine sadist I’ve encountered. If I were not in the process of renouncing my masochistic ways and becoming the normal, responsible potential father the adoption agency wants to see, Drix and I might do well together. But he has a foolish name and belongs to a cult of vampyres, and I am quitting kink. So why does Drix’s infatuation with blood and biting make me so hot I can’t think straight? And why, when he looks at me, does he seem to see something beyond a basket case with a stick up my ass?

Can I start a new phase in my life without leaving part of myself behind? Please send help.

—Miles

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